86.6 percent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: MHA

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 percent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 percent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year.

PTI| Updated: Mar 24, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 percent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 percent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year.

According to the 2014-15 annual report of the Home Ministry, there were 224 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014 in comparison to 170 incidents in 2013.

28 civilians were killed in 2014 in comparison to 15 civilian deaths in 2013. A total of 110 terrorists were killed last year in comparison to 67 in 2013.

"The ongoing militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is intrinsically linked with infiltration of terrorists from across the border both from the International Border as well as the Line of Control," the report said.

The Home Ministry said in its annual report that during 2014 the internal security situation in the country, with special reference to terrorism, militancy and insurgency, showed "significant improvement" as there were only three "minor" terrorist incidents in the hinterland--Chennai, Burdwan (West Bengal) and Bengaluru where altogether four people lost their lives.

Referring to Maoist violence, the Home Ministry said that 309 people lost their lives in 1090 incidents of Naxal violence in 2013 in comparison to 397 deaths in 1136 incidents in 2014.

"The CPI(Maoist) continues to remain the most dominant and violent Left Wing Extremism group, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the violence and the killings," the report said.